A light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) strikes 66 kilometers (41 miles) from Hirara in Japan on Saturday. The temblor was detected at 17:06:35 / 5:06 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 18.44 km (11 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 124.9248 East, latitude 25.3087 North, depth = 18.44 km. Unique identifier: us2000jisu. Ids that are associated to the event: us2000jisu. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 16/02/19 / 2019-02-16 09:06:35 / February 16, 2019 @ 9:06 am.
Close country/countries, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the event was 68 km (42 miles) from Hirara (c. 34 400 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Hirara (min 5000 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 66 km NNW of Hirara, Japan. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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